Stumps, Day 1 | So, that's the end of day's play. India take the last session thanks to 113-run partnership between Shreyas Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja. The duo have added 113 off 208 balls thus far. Iyer is batting on 75 while Jadeja is on 50. Do join us tomorrow for day two's action.
That's half-century up for Ravindra Jadeja. 50 off 99 balls for the left-hander. This is his 17th Test fifty. Meanwhile, the partnership between him and Shreyas Iyer is now worth 107.
The partnership between Shreyas Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja is now worth 72 off 142 balls. Iyer has moved past his half-century while Jadeja is batting on 30 off 64 balls.
That's half-century up for Shreyas Iyer. A fifty on debut, what a start this has been to his Test career. 50 off 94 balls for the right-handed batsman.
Tea Break | That's tea break on the opening day of Kanpur Test. New Zealand dominated this session and picked three wickets. Debutant Shreyas Iyer and Ravindra are in the middle. Do join us back after the break.
OUT! Kyle Jamieson picks his third wicket and a big one here! Ajinkya Rahane is back in the hutch. He gets an inside edge, the ball goes onto the stumps and is bowled! A Rahane b Jamieson 35(63)
OUT! Tim Southee strikes. It is a big wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara. Finally, Kiwis manage an edge of his bat and it is accepted gleefully by the wicketkeeper. C Pujara c Blundell b Southee 26(88)
OUT! Kyle Jamieson strikes after the lunch. He bowls Shubman Gill. The ball came in and got the inside edge. Travels towards stumps and Gill's stay ends. Important breakthrough for Kiwis. Shubman Gill b Jamieson 52(93)
Lunch Break | So, that's lunch on day one. India have done well after losing Mayank Agarwal early on. Shubman Gill has gone past the 50-run mark while Cheteshwar Pujara is solid as ever. Do join us after the lunch break.
That's fifty up for Shubman Gill. This is fourth Test half-century for the Indian opener. This has been a fine knock thus far even though he got a life early on. Meanwhile, we are nearing the lunch on day one.
India and New Zealand face-off in the first Test of the two-match series at the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. The series is part of the ICC World Test Championship 2021-23. While India have already played a series under WTC 21-23 this will be New Zealand’s first. Meanwhile, Ajinkya Rahane will lead India in absence of Virat Kohli who has been rested for the first test. Kane Williamson, on the other hand, is back to lead the Blackcaps after missing the T20I series. India vs New Zealand 1st Test Day 1 Live Streaming Online: Get Free Live Telecast of IND vs NZ Test Series on TV With Time in IST.
India boasts of a strong record at home and it will difficult for New Zealand to challenge them. However, Blackcaps have it in them to turn the tide and register their first Test series win on Indian soil. When it comes to head-to-head between these two teams India have won 21 Tests while Kiwis have won 13.
It is expected to be a spin friendly track at the Green Park in Kanpur. So, India could field three spinners- Ravi Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel. However, this is going to be the first Test at the venue after a gap of five years. Is India vs New Zealand 1st Test 2021 Live Telecast Available on DD Sports, DD Free Dish, and Doordarshan National TV Channels?
India Squad: Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Suryakumar Yadav, Srikar Bharat, Jayant Yadav
New Zealand Squad: Tom Latham, Will Young, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell(w), Mitchell Santner, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Ajaz Patel, William Somerville, Neil Wagner, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Rachin Ravindra